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Black Seed Oil — Uses & Benefits

 

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Genesis 1:29, KJV: “And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you, it shall be for meat.” 

God is a GOOD father, He has equipped us with “everything”!! Praise Jesus!

My son suffers from seasonal allergies. He also worked at a health food store and juice store for about 5± years during his teen and young adult years. At the store, they were all about natural juicing and clean eating.

When he was younger, we managed his allergic rhinitis with antihistamines, steroids, and other over the counter (OTC) medications.

Once he began learning about more natural products he began educating me on what he was using for his seasonal allergies.

He takes one teaspoon or 5 ml of cold-pressed black seed oil. Cold-pressed processes the oils without the use of heat thereby retaining most of its nutrients.

Black Seed Oil is what he has been using. He also suggested I write this post.

Introduction:

Black seed oil aka Nigella Sativa is an annual flowering plant. This plant appears to be a native of Asia, Africa, and the Mediterranean. Among its many uses are cooking as an aromatic spice as well as medicinal purposes.

Black seed oil is considered to be “liquid gold” and it is said it cures every disease and issues known to man except “death”.

This herb is well-known in the treatment of many health conditions among them; asthma, diabetes, hay fever, inflammatory and digestive diseases.

Thymoquinone:  is one of the main bioactive components of black seed oil (Nigella Sativa). According to PubMed articles, it has shown promising efficacy and the ability to destroy cancer cells.

Uses of Black Seed Oil:

  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anti-microbial
  • Anti-inflammatory
  • Cleanses the liver (helps regulate cholesterol)
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Pain relief
  • Anti-epileptic (helps prevent seizures)
  • Weight loss
  • Great for hair and skin
  • Improves fertility

Allergic Rhinitis:

Allergic rhinitis is an inflammatory response of the airway and skin to natural allergens which can be manifested by sneezing, rhinorrhea (runny nose), nasal congestion, sinus pressure, headache, and scratching/itching.

Moreover, ongoing studies on the therapeutic effects of black seed oil (250 mg/day) and montelukast (10 mg/day) on patients with seasonal allergic rhinitis over a course of two weeks, showed both products improved the symptoms of hay fever considerably, but N. Sativa proved more efficient in alleviating nighttime symptoms.

Other components of N. Sativa:

  • Potassium
  • Phosphorous
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Zinc
  • Magnesium
  • Manganese
  • Selenium
  • Copper

Besides using black seed oil for allergies, you may also try:

    1. Raw local honey helps desensitize you to the local pollen count as those will be contained in the local honey. (Never give honey to kids 1-year-old or less).
    2. Hot and spicy foods – thins mucus and reduces congestion.
    3. Bone broth – aids in getting rid of excess nasal congestion.
    4. Probiotic-rich foods – helps strengthen your immune system.
    5. Pineapple – contains vitamins to help with allergies.
    6. Apple cider vinegar – boost the immune system and improves lymph drainage.
    7. Fresh organic vegetables – helps support your immune system.
    8. Proteins – Healthy proteins to boost immunity.

Conclusion:

Great for hair, skin, diseases of all that ails us. I and my mother at the urging of my son have begun using black seed oil and I will be updating you all on what I have found. I have been having some right shoulder pain and I will be using this oil consistently and updating.

I am also using it on kids’ hair and skin and I will update as well.

Am also trying it in oral ‘oil swishing’.

All roads point to the benefits of using black seed oil for the enhancement of health and well being. Its anti-fungal, antimicrobial, and antibacterial properties can only serve to enhance our daily lives. 

Black Seed Oil aka N. Sativa has been used for eons by varying cultures and has earned its place as a safe and useful herbal product.

Ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans were aware of the therapeutic characteristics of Nigella Sativa seeds and its essential oil.

Word of Caution:

However, some studies have also noted some mild adverse effects which may include nausea, bloating, and a burning sensation after the administration of N. Sativa oil in some patients with dyspepsia (indigestion).

There have also been cases of a slight increase in liver and kidney enzymes after its use.

Always check with your healthcare provider before using any new medications.

Follow the manufacturer’s method of administration.

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Be well, be safe, and keep praying for us all.